Who Is the Next Heir to the Throne? See the Complete British Line of Succession

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8, here's the complete British line of succession to the royal throne

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King Charles III

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visit to Wales, UK - 05 Jul 2018
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With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest child, now King Charles III immediately assumes the throne.

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PRINCE WILLIAM

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Prince William, who recently gained a new title as the Prince of Wales, is the elder son of King Charles III and the late Princess Diana, making him first in line to the throne.

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Prince George

Prince George of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
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The Queen's great-grandson, Prince Charles' grandson and Prince William's eldest child with wife Kate Middleton, who recently gained a new title as Princess of Wales. He's second in line to the throne.

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PRINCESS CHARLOTTE

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watches a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 2, 2022 in London, England. Trooping The Colour, also known as The Queen's Birthday Parade, is a military ceremony performed by regiments of the British Army that has taken place since the mid-17th century. It marks the official birthday of the British Sovereign. This year, from June 2 to June 5, 2022, there is the added celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.
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The Queen's great-granddaughter, Prince Charles' granddaughter and Prince William's second child with wife Kate Middleton. For the first time in history, a female royal's spot in line to the throne was not bumped by the arrival of a younger brother. Thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, birth order determines who will become the next king or queen of the U.K., regardless of gender, making her third in line.

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PRINCE LOUIS

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles with Prince Louis of Cambridge during the Platinum Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
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The Queen's great-grandson, Prince Charles' grandson and Prince William's third child with wife Kate Middleton. He is fourth in line to the throne.

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PRINCE HARRY

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The Queen's grandson and the younger son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. He's fifth in line to the throne.

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ARCHIE HARRISON MOUNTBATTEN-WINDSOR

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The Queen's great-grandson, Prince Charles' grandson and Prince Harry's first child with wife Meghan Markle. Born on May 6, 2019, he is sixth in line to the throne.

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Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter Lilibet. Misan Harriman

Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana, named after her great-grandmother and grandmother, in June 2021. She is seventh in line to the throne.

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PRINCE ANDREW

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The Queen's second eldest son, who has stepped back from royal duty but retains his Royal Highness designation. The births of Prince Harry's second children recently moved him to eighth in line to the throne.

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PRINCESS BEATRICE

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The Queen's granddaughter and Prince Andrew's eldest daughter with ex-wife Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson. She's currently ninth in line to the throne.

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SIENNA ELIZABETH MAPELLI MOZZI

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice
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Princess Beatrice welcomed her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2021. Baby Sienna is tenth in line to the throne.

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PRINCESS EUGENIE

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The Queen's granddaughter and Prince Andrew's younger daughter with ex-wife Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson. She's currently 11th in line to the throne.

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AUGUST PHILIP HAWKE BROOKSBANK

Princess Eugenie and August Philip Hawke Brooksbank attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
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The Queen's great-grandson and the first child of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Born in February 2021, he was moved down in the line of succession just months later after the birth of his cousin (Princess Beatrice's daughter). He is now 12th in line.

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PRINCE EDWARD

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The Queen's third eldest son and 13th in line to the throne.

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JAMES, VISCOUNT SEVERN

James, Viscount Severn
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The Queen's grandson and Prince Edward's son. He's 14th in line to the throne.

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LADY LOUISE MOUNTBATTEN-WINDSOR

Louise Windsor
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The Queen's granddaughter and Prince Edward's daughter. She's currently 15th in line to the throne.

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PRINCESS ANNE

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The Queen's daughter is currently 16th in line to the throne. Despite being older than two of her brothers, they come before her and her children in the line of succession.

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PETER PHILLIPS

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The Queen's grandson and son of Princess Anne. He's 17th in the line of succession.

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SAVANNAH PHILLIPS

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
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The Queen's great-granddaughter, Princess Anne's granddaughter and Peter Phillip's elder daughter. She's currently 18th in line to the throne.

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ISLA PHILLIPS

Isla Phillips attends a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 on April 9, 2021.
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The Queen's great-granddaughter, Princess Anne's granddaughter and Peter Phillip's younger daughter. She's currently 19th in line to the throne.

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ZARA TINDALL

Zara Tindall is pictured during Cazoo Derby meeting at Epsom Racecourse
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The Queen's granddaughter and Princess Anne's daughter. She's currently 20th in line to the throne.

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MIA TINDALL

Mia Tindall attends a memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England.
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The Queen's great-granddaughter, Princess Anne's granddaughter and Zara Tindall's elder daughter with husband Mike Tindall. She's currently 21st in line to the throne.

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LENA TINDALL

Zara Tindall's daughter Lena playing enjoys a fairgroud ride at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials in Norfolk, where her mum is competing. Picture date: Saturday April 16, 2022.
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The Queen's great-granddaughter, Princess Anne's granddaughter and Zara Tindall's younger daughter with husband Mike Tindall. She's currently 22nd in line to the throne.

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LUCAS TINDALL

Mike Tindall with his son Lucas at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials in Norfolk where Zara Tindall is competing. Picture date: Thursday April 14, 2022.
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The Queen's great-grandson, Princess Anne's grandson and Zara Tindall's third child with husband Mike Tindall. He's currently 23rd in line to the throne.

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DAVID ARMSTRONG-JONES, 2ND EARL OF SNOWDON

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The son of Princess Margaret (sister of Queen Elizabeth) and Antony Armstrong-Jones. He's currently 24th in line to the throne.

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CHARLES ARMSTRONG-JONES, VISCOUNT LINLEY

Alexander Dundas's 18th Birthday
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The grandson of Princess Margaret and the only son of David Armstrong-Jones and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon. He's 25th in line to the throne, just behind his father.

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LADY MARGARITA ARMSTRONG-JONES

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The granddaughter of Princess Margaret and the only daughter of David Armstrong-Jones and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon. She's currently 26th in line to the throne, after her older brother.

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LADY SARAH CHATTO

Lord Snowdon Service of Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 07 Apr 2017
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The only daughter of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones and the only niece of Queen Elizabeth. She was seventh in line of succession to the British throne at the time of her birth and is currently 27th.

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SAMUEL CHATTO

Lord Snowdon Service of Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 07 Apr 2017
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The grandson of Princess Margaret and older son of Sarah and Daniel Chatto, who is currently 28th in the line of succession.

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ARTHUR CHATTO

Lord Snowdon Service of Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 07 Apr 2017
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The grandson of Princess Margaret and younger son of Sarah and Daniel Chatto. He sits at 29th in line to the throne.

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PRINCE RICHARD, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER

Hugh Van Cutsem Funeral, Brentwood Cathedral, Essex, Britain - 11 Sep 2013
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The son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott. He is currently 30th in the line of succession to the British throne as well as the first in line not descended from the Queen's father, King George VI.

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ALEXANDER WINDSOR, EARL OF ULSTER

HRH Princess Alice - Memorial Service
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The only son of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. He's currently 31st in line to the throne. He's also the heir apparent to the dukedom of Gloucester.

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XAN WINDSOR, LORD CULLODEN

Earl And Countess Of Ulster
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(Pictured: Xan's parents, Alexander Windsor And Dr. Claire Booth.) Xan is behind his father in the line of succession, currently at 32nd.

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LADY COSIMA WINDSOR

Earl of Ulster wedding
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(Pictured: Cosmia's parents Alexander Windsor and Dr. Claire Booth.) Cosima is after her father and brother in the line of succession, making her 33rd.

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LADY DAVINIA LEWIS

Lady Davina Windsor Wedding
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The elder daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and his wife Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. Currently 34th in line to the throne.

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SENNA LEWIS

Gatcombe Horse Trials, Gatcombe, Britain - 24 Mar 2012
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The daughter of Lady Davina Lewis and Gary Lewis. She's currently 35th in line to the throne, behind her mother.

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TĀNE LEWIS

National Service Of Thanksgiving To Celebrate The Queen's 90th Birthday
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(Pictured: Tāne's parents Lady Davina Windsor and Gary Lewis.) The son of Lady Davina Lewis and Gary Lewis. He's currently 36st in line to the throne. Until March 2015, Tāne was ahead of Senna in the line of succession. When the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 took effect in all Commonwealth realms in 2015, Senna became the nearest relative of the reigning monarch to be affected by the change in law.

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LADY ROSE GILMAN

Asia Mackay's 'Killing It' Book Launch
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The younger daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and his wife Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. Currently 37th in line to the throne.

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LYLA GILMAN

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(Pictured: Lyla's parents Lady Rose Gilman and George Gilman.) Lyla is currently 38th in line to the throne, behind her mother.

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RUFUS GILMAN

Lord Freddie Windsor's Wedding
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(Pictured: Rufus' parents Lady Rose Gilman and George Gilman.) Rufus is currently 39th in line to the throne, behind his mother and sister.

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PRINCE EDWARD, DUKE OF KENT

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He is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth through their fathers, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and King George VI, who were brothers. He is currently 40th in line to the throne.

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GEORGE WINDSOR, EARL OF ST. ANDREW

Service of Celebration for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Westminster Abbey, London, Britain - 19 Nov 2007
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The elder son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his wife Katharine, Duchess of Kent.

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LADY AMELIA WINDSOR

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The youngest child of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews and Sylvana Tomaselli. Because her father converted to Roman Catholicism to marry her mother, he lost his succession rights. However, when the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act was passed, it granted him succession rights once again. Lady Amelia's two older siblings were confirmed in the Catholic faith and therefore gave up their succession rights. As such, she is the only heir of her father to maintain a position in the line of succession.

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ALBERT WINDSOR

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince Of Prussia And Princess Sophie Of Isenburg Wedding
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The eldest son of Lord Nicholas Windsor and Princess Paola Doimi de Lupis Frankopan Šubić Zrinski. Although his father lost his right to succession by coverting to Roman Catholicism, he is 43rd in line to the British throne.

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LEOPOLD WINDSOR

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince Of Prussia And Princess Sophie Of Isenburg Wedding
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The second son of Lord Nicholas Windsor and Princess Paola Doimi de Lupis Frankopan Šubić Zrinski. He is 44th in line to the British throne.

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LOUIS WINDSOR

Royal Ascot 2009 - Day 5
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(Pictured: Louis' parents Lord Nicholas Windsor and wife Paola Doimi de Lupis de Frankopan.) He is 45th in line to the throne.

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LADY HELEN TAYLOR

The Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party, Arrivals, London, UK - 20 Jun 2018
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The daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his wife Katharine, Duchess of Kent. She is currently 46th in the line of succession.

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COLUMBUS TAYLOR

Trooping the Colour, London, Britain - 16 Jun 2007
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The eldest son of Lady Helen Taylor and Timothy Verner Taylor. He is currently 47th in the line of succession, behind his mother.

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CASSIUS TAYLOR

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The second child of Lady Helen Taylor and Timothy Verner Taylor. He is currently 48th in the line of succession, behind his older brother.

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ELOISE TAYLOR

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour
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The daughter of Lady Helen Taylor and Timothy Verner Taylor. She is currently 49th in the line of succession.

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ESTELLA TAYLOR

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour
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The fourth child of Lady Helen Taylor and Timothy Verner Taylor. She is currently 50th in the line of succession.

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PRINCE MICHAEL OF KENT

Members Of The Royal Family Attend Events To Mark The Centenary Of The RAF
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A paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth. He was seventh in the line of succession to the British throne at the time of his birth, but he now sits at 51st.

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LORD FREDERICK WINDSOR

Service of Thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking, Westminster Abbey, London, UK - 15 Jun 2018
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The son of Prince Michael of Kent and Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. He is currently 52nd in the line of succession, behind his father.

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MAUD WINDSOR

Christening of Miss Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor, St James's Palace, London, Britain - 16 Dec 2013
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The elder daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman. She is currently 53rd in line to the throne.

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ISABELLA WINDSOR

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(Pictured: Isabella's parents Lady and Lord Frederick Windsor.) The younger daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman. She is currently 54th in line to the throne.

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LADY GABRIELLA WINDSOR

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The daughter of Prince Michael of Kent and Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. She is currently 55th in line to the throne.

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, THE HONOURABLE LADY OGILVY

Royal Ascot - Day 2
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A first cousin of the Queen. At the time of her birth in 1936, she was sixth in line to the throne. She is currently 56th.

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JAMES OGILVY

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The elder child and only son of Sir Angus Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra of Kent. He is currently 57th in the line of succession, behind his mother.

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ALEXANDER OGILVY

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The younger child and only son of James Ogilvy and Julia Caroline Rawlinson. He is currently 58th in the line of succession.

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FLORA VESTERBERG

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The older child and only daughter of James Ogilvy and Julia Caroline Rawlinson. She is currently 59th in the line of succession.

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MARINA OGILVY

Wedding Marina Ogilvy And Paul Mowatt
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The daughter of Sir Angus Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra of Kent. She's currently 60th in the line of succession.

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CHRISTIAN MOWATT

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The son of Marina Ogilvy and Paul Mowatt. He is 61st in line to the throne.

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ZENOUSKA MOWATT

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The daughter of Marina Ogilvy and Paul Mowatt. She is currently 62nd in the line of succession.

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